Beautiful Hibiscus Flowers Pictures and Photography Tips
Flower photography tips for capturing your most beautiful hibiscus pictures:
1.) Do not take flower pictures in direct sunlight if taking pictures on location. Early rays of sunrise and last rays of sunset are exceptions.
Flowers may look beautiful to the human eye under the harsh light of the sun but the colors will be washed out and ugly shadows may appear on your pictures.
You can create artificial shade if needed with your reflector or block the sun in any way. Of course cloudy and overcast days are the best for flower photography.
2.) Zoom in / close crop in camera! Even though hibiscus flowers look beautiful in their full glory, something seems to go wrong when the photographer tries to capture the whole flower. The further one zooms out / the wider one composes the worse this gets.
3.) Keep the flower stamen sharp! Depending on your depth of field (based on the flower’s distance from the camera, lens focal length and aperture) the flower petals can be sharp or completely blurred and everything else in between.
It is a matter of taste but an unsharp stamen usually just doesn’t look right. Of course there are situations when your artistic interpretation means all rules can be ignored.
4.) Place the stamen off center! Using the rule of thirds in the positioning of such a strong element as a stamen will automatically improve the balance of the image.
An exception to this can be when the flower petals are so perfectly symmetric that a kaleidoscope type image is taken. When geometry is this overpowering it is worth experimenting with placing the stamen in the middle.
5.) Spray water on your flower before photographing it for added mood. I believe this style will never go out of fashion as long as people find water drops and rain beautiful.
Picture of beautiful flower petals of red hibiscus
Macro picture of beautiful stamen of pink hibiscus flower
Beautiful macro of red hibiscus flower
Artistic rendition of white hibiscus flower stamen
Strikingly colorful and beautiful stamen of hibiscus flower
Beautiful red stamen of Hawaiian hibiscus flower
Beautiful colors of a single green leaf and a red hibiscus flower
Beautiful pink hawaiian hibiscus flower picture
Beautiful petals of red hibiscus flower
Close-up photo of red hibiscus flower
Closeup picture of the saturated colors of an orange hibiscus flower
Beautiful closeup picture of a white hibiscus flower
Romantic image of rain drops on hibiscus flower petals
Soft focus macro picture of yellow hibiscus flower
Propeller like flower petals peach colored hibiscus
Beautiful pink hibiscus flower from the Big Island of Hawaii
Artistic rendition of rain drops on Hawaiian hibiscus flower petals
Beautiful hibiscus flower with painting like desaturated pastel colors
The over 200 species of Hibiscus are not only classic symbols of tropical beauty but can be useful for a wide variety of purposes.
One species called Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus), is extensively used in paper making. Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is prepared as a vegetable and to make herbal teas and jams in the Caribbean.
In Jamaica and on several islands in the Caribbean a popular Christmas holiday drink the sorrel is made of Hibiscus.
White and Red hibiscus are considered to have medicinal benefits according to the Indian traditional system of medicine, Ayurveda.
Elixirs made of Hibiscus roots cure ailments such as cough. Boiling Hibiscus flowers in oil with other spices results in hair oil to prevent greying and hair loss. The grounded leaves and flowers are made into shampoo plus conditioner.
According to 2008 USDA study drinking Hibiscus tea lowers blood pressure.
Kids in the Philippines crush the flowers and leaves of the gumamela (local name for hibiscus) to create sticky juice as a bubble-making solution. Dried hibiscus is edible, and is often a delicacy and a garnish in Mexico.
A single red hibiscus flower is traditionally worn by Tahitian and Hawaiian women. Depending behind which ear to indicate the wearer’s (un)availability for marriage.
Hibiscus syriacus is the national flower of South Korea, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is the national flower of Malaysia.